8th Annual 805 Writers Conference
to Nov 3

8th Annual 805 Writers Conference

Sunday, November 3

2:45 to 3:45 pm — Editorial Magic: Revising Your Way to Success

with professional editors Emily Heckman and Naomi Kim Eagleson

There is nothing harder than laying down a solid first draft. But this essential, solitary work sets the writer up to invite another who will bring fresh insight and energy to the work, lifting up both the text and the author. This is where a developmental editor steps in as an aspiring author’s best first reader, ally, and story whisperer.

An incredible kind of magic occurs when an editor and a writer collaborate, proving the axiom that two heads are indeed better than one. The editor’s job is to advocate for the story, to champion the work in such a way that the writer sees their own work with keener eyes and renewed passion. It’s a joint venture where egos are set aside so the joyful work of creating a successful narrative can take place.

In this session, you’ll learn how to get your draft ready to send to an editor, how to get the most out of the author-editor relationship, and some crucial tips to becoming a better writer.

Both of our speakers have long professional histories as editors and have helped launch the careers of many successful writers.

Emily Heckman has held senior editorial positions at S&S, Random House, MacMillan Books, and Grove Press. She’s worked in-house with top genre authors such as Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Ann Rule, and Jeffery Deaver. As a writer, she’s co-authored nine nonfiction books that have all been published by “Big 5” houses. She continues to edit both fiction and nonfiction through her company, EHE: Emily Heckman Editorial.

Naomi Kim Eagleson founded The Artful Editor, a book editing company, in 2010 and now manages twenty editors who have edited in-house or freelanced for New York publishing houses, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins; university presses; and small presses.

REGISTER HERE: https://805writersconference.com/

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Curious about Editors? Session at Loyola Marymount University
11:00 AM11:00

Curious about Editors? Session at Loyola Marymount University

  • Loyola Marymount University Westchester Campus University Village, Third Floor (map)
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LMU Mastering the Next Step Speaker Series / EFA LA Chapter Meeting

Session: When should you hire an editor? What types of editing are there? How do you become an editor?

The Panel
K. J. Peters is an English professor at LMU. Dr. Peters directed the Freshman English Program for twelve years and has twice served as the president of the LMU faculty senate. Dr. Peters's textbook The Argument Handbook is forthcoming from McGraw-Hill.

Julia Lee is an assistant professor of English at LMU. Her first book, The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel, was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Our Gang: A Racial History of “The Little Rascals” was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2015. She also published a novel, By The Book, in 2018, under the pen name Julia Sonneborn.

Naomi Eagleson owns and directs The Artful Editor, an editorial agency that provides developmental editing, copyediting, and coaching services to writers. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a member of EFA. The author of Radiant Field, published by Tinfish Press, her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in such publications as Words without Borders, Arts & Letters, and Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, and in the anthologies Ms. Aligned: Women Writing about Men and Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America.

Guadalupe Montano is an academic editor with an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Texas at El Paso and an EdD in Educational Leadership from USC, where she is adjunct faculty and serves on dissertation committees. She is a member of EFA and presents at various campuses on APA style and academic writing.

The Moderator
Linda Ruggeri, an LMU alum, is a co-coordinator of EFA's Los Angeles Area chapter as well as an EFA Welcome Program co-director. She is an author coach and nonfiction editor, specializing in memoir. With a publications background in project management, textbook production, and marketing and strategic communications, she is the co-author of the historical memoir Stepping into Rural Wisconsin: Grandpa Charly's Life Vignettes from Prussia to the Midwest. Current projects include a memoir about Latina doctors and two romance novels.

Refreshments will be provided.

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2019 EFA Conference
to Aug 23

2019 EFA Conference

Selling It: Marketing Strategies and Tips for Freelancers

Moderated by Molly McCowan with panelists Naomi Kim Eagleson, Jake "Dr. Freelance" Poinier, and Ruth E. “I can write about anything!”® Thaler-Carter

Marketing funnel. Lead nurturing. Return on investment. Unique value proposition. Conversion rate. Do freelancers really need to know all this stuff to build their business? What does it even mean to market yourself as a freelancer, anyway—especially for those who don't have a brand name or who have multiple offerings and skills? In this panel, freelancers who are marketing pros will walk you through the process of taking your marketing to the next level—without all the jargon—so you can start to think of yourself as the CEO of your own company and attract the best clients, create a fulfilling project lineup, and earn what you're worth.

Time to Team Up?: The Pros and Cons of Hiring Other Freelancers

Naomi Kim Eagleson

Are you thinking of leveling up your solo freelance business and hiring a team to support you as your company grows? In this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons of partnerships and agency models, how to recruit talented editors, what to charge clients and pay subcontractors, and how to ensure the editorial process runs smoothly from start to finish.

Website: https://www.the-efa.org/event/2019-efa-con/

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Tried & True Ways to Get an Agent
10:00 AM10:00

Tried & True Ways to Get an Agent

  • San Gabriel Valley Women Writers - Flintridge Bookstore and Coffehouse (map)
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Topic: Tried and True Ways to Get an Agent

Getting ready to query agents this year? Or perhaps you've tried but only got a bunch of rejections, or worse, no response at all? We'll discuss some tried-and-true ways to get an agent that have worked for others. Naomi will share tips on creating a strong submission package, which includes a query letter and synopsis (for fiction), book proposal (for nonfiction), and sample chapters. We'll also chat about alternatives to the traditional publishing route, and whether you need to have an agent at all! Handouts will be provided (so please RSVP).

Naomi Kim Eagleson is the founder of The Artful Editor, an editorial agency that helps writers revise and polish their manuscripts for agent submission or self-publication. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has contributed book reviews to Words Without Borders and Asian Review of Books. You can find her at www.artfuleditor.com or in Santa Monica, taking a stroll at sunset.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/306991186646734/

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Orcas Island Literary Festival
to Apr 15

Orcas Island Literary Festival

April 15, 10:45a  to 11:45—Black Box

The highly praised Artful Editors (Naomi Kim Eagleson and Todd Summar) discuss how to work with a developmental editor to produce your best manuscript. Award-winning writer and poet, Carolyne Wright, will join them to add her wisdom on editing, too. Wright's most recent poetry collection is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), the title poem of which received a Pushcart Prize and was included in Best American Poetry 2009 and the Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (2010).

Website: https://oilf.org/

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